Thanks to everyone who entered the KZE Valentine’s Day Drawing Drawing!

Inspired by last year’s KZE River Tour and the amazing towns we visited, we decided to change things up this year. This year’s theme was “Love Where You Live.” We invited you to share the place YOU love most with an artistic representation, and we were not disappointed with many lovely entries received! Below are our top picks.

WINNER

Rose & Joe Esposito

original water color and ink drawing on greeting card.. and four shark’s teeth!


Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors who provided the incredible Grand Prize Package!

  • A beautiful piece of jewelry from Hudson Valley Goldsmith in New Paltz, NY HudsonValleyGoldsmith.com
  • A special Valentine Bouquet from Dancing Tulip Floral Boutique in Saugerties, NY     DancingTulipFloral.com
  • A one night stay at Emerson Resort and Spa in Mount Tremper, NY, with a couples massage and dinner at Woodnotes Grille. EmersonResort.com

FINALISTS

Amy Fall

painting, View of Mt. Mohonk, a treasure of the Hudson Valley

Robin Mariposa

The Hudson Valley is the place for me,

the beauty that surrounds me is as lovely as can be,

I grew up in New York City, no flowers, no trees,

here we have those, and mountains, lakes, and bees.

The view from my window is a dream come true,

I live in the woods now, and every season, every day, is so beautiful too,

home is my very favorite place to be,

I can cook, paint, write, and listen to WKZE!

A getaway to Mount Tremper with all the bells and whistles too,

Is an incredible prize to win,

absolutely perfect for a lucky “two”.

Mary & Warren Rivers

This was taken in Jamaica Ocho Rios!  My husband saw it on my Birthday. Without him, I would never have seen it.  I feel it speaks directly to us and for the 35 years we have spent together! We are going on our 35th wedding anniversary and we would just adore this prize.  My husband is always overworked, but much loved.

Angela Bove

“Song for the Woods”

It’s a song I wrote inspired by a weekend trip I took with my partner a few years ago. It was our first real weekend away together and we stayed in a small cabin in the woods in New Hampshire. It was a beautiful, secluded getaway among the trees, and to this day it’s one of my favorite memories.

Lost with you for two days

So far out of town

Safe in the trees’ embrace

Never want to come down

All that we could desire

All that we were

The soft light of the fire

In the turning hour

Lost with you for two days

In that little home

The woods set your eyes ablaze

We had a life of our own

Of all that we had left

Of all that we had there

The song of our breath

Forever in the air